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Affording a Dream Vacation

For years, my kids watched the commercials for Great Wolf Lodge, the indoor waterpark and resort. They saw kids smiling while careening down water slides, enjoying oodles of fun activities and the occasional drenching from the large water bucket. As the picture faded into the next advertisement, my kids would …

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Port Discovery’s Winter Break Schedule

Fend off cabin fever with this list of the activities happening at Port Discovery over the next week. The museum is closed on Dec. 24 and 25, but open the rest of the week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Saturday, Dec. 23: Learn yoga or participate in …

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Purse Power

Philanthropy is important, and not just by save-the-world standards. It’s also big business in the United States — nearly $400 billion big. But while most big business is still male-dominated, it’s women who are changing the face of charitable giving. “You could make the argument that women are becoming the …

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Notre Dame Preparatory School’s 150th: Where a Gateway Opens

September 22, 1873  Opened school with 69 pupils. We were obliged to extend the vacation to this time, instead of the first Monday in September, as usual, because the building could not be sufficiently prepared before this date…As this new institution was considered quite the attractive novelty, there were constantly a great many …

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